[God] has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity. — 2 Timothy 1:9 — D. G. | Asia Every breath that humans take proves that our Creator is gracious. … Read More
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. — 2 Timothy 2:2 — Chizaso M. G. Chunga: Central African Preaching Academy | Malawi Pastoral ministry involves receiving and faithfully passing on the truths that Christ … Read More
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you. — Titus 1:5 — Gideon Manda: Central African Preaching Academy | Malawi Paul asked Titus to set in order what remained and appoint leaders in the church so that ministry … Read More
But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. — ROMANS 12:20 — Gideon Manda: Central African Preaching Academy | Malawi As sinners, our natural response to an enemy is to retaliate. But here, Paul … Read More
The Master’s Academy International takes seriously the call to equip pastor-teachers for the work of the ministry. Our training centers aren’t satisfied with mere academic excellence; TMAI is intent on producing biblically qualified, godly pastors. Maxwell’s story is just one example of what this priority looks like in action.
What sets The Master’s Academy International apart? We think there are at least six elements that make this ministry model distinct. This time, we’re talking about distinctive #4: Indigenous church leaders’ unique potential for impact.
By Dave Temple (pictured above), TMAI professor in Malawi. _________ I was standing with Ernest, a Master of Divinity student at Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA), at his ramshackle workshop where he operates his welding trade. The workshop consists of scrap metal made into a workbench and an improvised shade tent of old cardboard. The … Read More
“I first met Raphael about six years ago, while he was in prison.” Looking at the now-valedictorian of Central African Preaching Academy’s (CAPA) first graduating Bachelor of Theology cohort, CAPA President Jim Ayres remembers his initial introduction to Raphael. More than half a decade ago, Jim had been serving as the impromptu commencement speaker at … Read More
The Master’s Academy International is committed to teaching indigenous pastors and church leaders to rightly handle the Word of God. This commitment is the core of our doctrinal distinctives. If we could paint a picture of what that goal looks like, we’d make it a picture of Kenneth. Kenneth is a student at Central Africa … Read More
Shortly after being elected president of the student body of Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA), Stanford Kapanda sat under a mango tree in the front yard of CAPA’s president, Jim Ayres, and handed him a letter of withdrawal. It wasn’t that Stanford did not enjoy fellowship with other students. It wasn’t a question of whether … Read More
Central Africa Preaching Academy (CAPA), The Master’s Academy International’s member school in Malawi, recently graduated 41 pastors, including 16 graduates from its Masters of Divinity program. One of those M.Div. graduates was Medson Lima. Medson completed his training at CAPA despite difficult circumstances. He traveled to the seminary on his unreliable bicycle, a trip that … Read More
On a recent short-term mission trip, Elliot Kang visited the church of Patrick Tsiga, a third year student at the Central Africa Preaching Academy (CAPA), The Master’s Academy International’s member school in Malawi, Africa. On the trip, Elliot witnessed first-hand the firm grip false teaching—particularly the prosperity gospel—has on the people of Malawi. This destructive … Read More
Tony’s wife, Santie, noticed something fluttering up ahead. Always one to appreciate the natural beauty of God’s world, she ran ahead of the rest of the family to identify it. Was it spur-winged, white-backed, or red-billed? She would not have time to decide, for at that very moment men with machetes came charging at her … Read More
How do you counsel a woman in your church who contracted HIV from her unfaithful husband? What do you do with a teenage son who sells family possessions to buy alcohol? What do you say to a barren woman whose husband left her for one of his underage students? Or to a man who came … Read More